Monday, June 04, 2007

ARTstor Updates

Egyptian art from Arielle Kozloff Brodkey’s personal archive:
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new collection of Egyptian art to the ARTstor Digital Library. The Arielle Kozloff Brodkey archive consists of over 2,400 images focused on the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Egypt. more

Additional images of contemporary art from the Larry Qualls ArchiveLarry:
Qualls has been systematically documenting contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and other exhibition spaces throughout New York City and elsewhere. We are pleased to announce that we have just released an additional 5,000 images from the Larry Qualls Archive, bringing the total number available to ARTstor users to approximately 11,500. more

Additional images of contemporary architecture from ART on FILE:
ARTstor recently added over 300 images to the ART on FILE collection, bringing the total collection to over 900 images. This most recent addition focuses on contemporary architecture of Los Angeles and Chicago. more

More European Art and Architecture from Scala Archives and Art Resource:
We are pleased to announce the release of additional images of major Italian and other European works from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now available to ARTstor users to approximately 4,700. more

Correction: Additional images from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives:
Earlier this month we announced an additional 600 images to the Erich Lessing collection. At that time the link to the full announcement was broken. Please click on “More” to read the full announcement. more

ARTstor Expands Accessibility to Images for Academic Publishing:
In March 2007, ARTstor and The Metropolitan Museum of Art began a new collaboration, Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) that allowed scholars at ARTstor participating institutions to download and use, free of charge, high-resolution digital images for academic publications. Initially, nearly 1,700 images representative of the renowned Metropolitan Museum's encyclopedic collection became available through the ARTstor interface to users at all ARTstor participating institutions.

Access to IAP is now being extended to unaffiliated scholars, including those at institutions which do not license ARTstor. Scholars at participating ARTstor institutions are able to access these images through the ARTstor Digital Library. All other scholars can contact ARTstor or The Metropolitan Museum to be registered for free access to IAP.

Additional images will be added to IAP by The Metropolitan Museum of Art later this year and ARTstor is working with other museums and organizations to expand the content available through IAP.

ARTstor, a digital image library, was created in 2001 as a non-profit initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to serving education and scholarship in the arts and humanities. The more than 750 non-profit institutions currently participating in ARTstor are located in North America, Australia/New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – founded in 1870 with a mission to collect, preserve, and display works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture from every part of the globe, and to educate the public about art – is the most comprehensive art museum in the Western Hemisphere with a collection now including more than two million works of art.

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